As Director of Community Engagement and Organizing, Mike Salamon is leading organizational efforts to rethink how ADL engages with our supporters and allies around the country to bring about policy changes and further our organizational goals. As a major component of this work, he serves as campaign manager for our Backspace Hate initiative, which is working to support victims and targets of online hate and harassment by raising awareness, and passing legislation to better hold perpetrators accountable for their actions online.
Mike joined ADL in 2019 with well over a decade of experience in foreign policy, international development, and grassroots advocacy, most recently as Associate Mobilization Director for Save the Children Action Network. Mike has previously worked for several organizations in Washington, DC including American Jewish World Service, The ONE Campaign, the New Democrat Network, the Truman National Security Project, and U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler of Florida. He was also a Fellow with the Managing the Fear Factor project at the U.S. in the World Initiative.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mike has earned a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida State University. In his personal life, Mike is married to a 3rd grade teacher in the DC Public School system, has two young sons, and is an animal lover and proud owner of a dog and a cat.